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Respecting borders, and enforcing law

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Any free, sane, and truly secure nation must be a nation of laws...laws that serve to protect the interests of the citizens therein, first and foremost. Among such laws, there must be robust immigration laws, and they must be enforced. During then President Bill Clinton's 1995 State of the Union address, he had this to say on the subject:

 "All Americans, not only in the states most heavily affected, but in every place in this country, are rightly disturbed by the large numbers of illegal aliens entering our country. The jobs they hold might otherwise be held by citizens or legal immigrants. The public service they use impose burdens on our taxpayers. That's why our administration has moved aggressively to secure our borders more by hiring a record number of new border guards, by deporting twice as many criminal aliens as ever before, by cracking down on illegal hiring, by barring w…

Kellie inspires young people, and needs their support

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Youth are the future of any country, or society for that matter. In the current CPC leadership race, one candidate in particular who has long been an advocate for the youth of Canada, is Kellie Leitch, MP for Simcoe Grey. Kellie became involved in politics, and the then Progressive Conservative Party at a young age, first through volunteerism, then becoming a member of the party. At 14, she travelled to the 1983 Progressive Conservative Party leadership convention in Ottawa, and recalled the experience in an interview:
“It was the first sense for me of the breadth and depth of our country, and that there are a lot of issues that need to be tackled that affect all Canadians." She was inspired to go to medical school after losing her mother to breast cancer in 1989, and went on to become a youth orthopedic surgeon, but politics would come back into her life. In 2006 she was invited by then finance minister Jim Flaherty to chair a panel that developed the regulations for the Chil…

The necessity of Kellie Leitch...for Canada, and the United States.

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Canada needs Kellie Leitch, just as the United States needed Donald Trump. North America, as a whole, needs them both. As an American, I first became aware of Kellie through a piece published the day after the U.S. election in the Washington Post. I started off very curious, and that curiosity tuned into intrigue as I delved further into Kellie, beginning with her campaign launch speech. From there, I found her Facebook page, and actively began following the CPC leadership race, in which she is a very strong candidate, all the way to watching the CPC leadership debates. The more I got to know her, my intrigue turned into thinking of the fabulous possibilities...possibilities of  not only how she, as Prime Minister of Canada, could transform Canada for the better, but also how her partnership with President Trump could be so mutually beneficial to both countries... a safe, secure, prosperous and strong North America. While not being a carbon copy of President Trump, Kellie would work …